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January 2018

igus Presents Secure Bus Communication Solution For Hanging Applications

30-01-2018

At SPS IPC Drives, igus presented the world's first high-tensile Profinet bus cable Bus cables often reach their mechanical limits in hanging applications due to their small cross section and more fragile design. Therefore, igus has now developed the CFSPECIAL.182.060 bus cable for Profinet with special strain relief elements in the PUR outer …

GEA Optimises Flavour Manufacturing

30-01-2018

Düsseldorf (Germany), January 26, 2018 – The technology group GEA has specified its process solution for flavour manufacturing and developed a new machine design as well as control and cleaning elements for the production facilities from the handling of raw materials right through to final packaging. With this, GEA helps flavour …

Digestive Health Tops Nutraceutical Agenda: Survey

29-01-2018

Digestive health has hit the top of the nutraceutical industry’s agenda for the first time, a new survey shows. Experts have attributed the findings to growing consumer awareness of the importance of healthy gut microbiota, and of the potential of probiotics. The organisers of Vitafoods Europe asked 220 nutraceutical industry professionals …

Duravant To Acquire Key Technology

26-01-2018

Engineered equipment leader Duravant has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Key Technology  Downers Grove, IL and Walla Walla, WA – January 25, 2018 – Duravant LLC (“Duravant”), a global engineered equipment and automation solutions provider to the food processing, packaging and material handling sectors, …

New Starchless Depositing Technology for Gelatin Gummies

25-01-2018

Baker Perkins is working with Rousselot on new process and ingredient technology for the production of gelatin gummies on starchless depositing systems.     World-leading gelatin producer Rousselot’s new SiMoGel solution allows gummies produced on Baker Perkins ServoForm depositors to dry in minutes, rather than the 24 hours …

New QR Catridge Minimises Downtime

25-01-2018

Fruit Logistica Preview, Proseal - Hall 7.1a, Stand B-04 A new Quick Release (QR) Cartridge Tool to help companies minimise unplanned downtime will be launched by leading tray sealer manufacturer Proseal at this year’s Fruit Logistica.  In addition, the company will showcase latest models from its comprehensive tray sealer range that …

GEA Releases Preliminary Figures 2017 and An Initial Indication for the 2018 Fiscal Year

24-01-2018

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft has released preliminary figures for fiscal year 2017 as well as an initial indication for 2018. Fiscal year 2018 is anticipated to be challenging, in particular due to the sustained weakness of dairy processing, an important customer industry, as well as the strength of the euro. GEA has already launched important …

MULTIVAC's X-line Receives the Gold International FoodTec Award 2018

24-01-2018

MULTIVAC at Anuga FoodTec 2018 in Hall 9.1, Stand A020 Wolfertschwenden, 18. January 2018 – The X-line, a new generation of thermoforming packaging machines, has been given the Gold International FoodTec Award 2018. The thermoforming packaging machine sets a new benchmark in the market thanks to its range of innovative technology. As a …